During British Science Week our students worked hard to learn about the theme ‘Our Diverse Planet’. Each year group also spent some time learning about Global Warming.
Starting with Reception…
They planted seeds in their outdoor area to create a magnificent meadow to try to help with the falling bee population. They also sorted out animals using the habitats where they live.
Year 1 also did some amazing work learning about pollution levels through the book Window’. They then used shoe boxes to create country and town landscapes.
In Year 2 the children investigated how ice melts in the Antarctic, as well as learning about extreme weather. They planned and conducted an investigation to find the best insulator for keeping ice cold.
Year 3 wrote some amazing newspaper reports about global warming and learnt about the incredible teenager Greta Thunberg.
Year 4 learnt about climate change and how it connects to the water cycle. They created fact files in groups and then presented to the rest of their class.
Year 5 the children carried out a traffic survey in the local area (on The Broadway) to look at the ways in which people travelled and so the potential impact on the environment. They also carried out a beach survey to see how much litter there was. As part of their findings they made recommendations about reducing the impact on the environment.
Year 6 students looked at different types of renewable energy. They also did an experiment about whether washing clothes at different temperatures effects how clean it comes out. Finally they made a lemon battery.
Wow! What a fantastic week of learning! We look forward to next year already!
Written by Nida Nazer, Megan Winter, Zac Mitchell and Aydin Gumus (members of Science Club)